An infant report is another important form you need for your daycare. Here’s a FREE form you can use to keep track of meals and diaper changes for your babies and toddlers!
FREE Infant Report for Daycare Providers
When you care for babies and toddlers, it really does help out the daycare parents to know how much they ate and how many diapers they went through.
A great way to do this is to record each diaper when you change it on an infant report. When I don’t use an infant report, I always get texts later saying, “Did he poop today?” because we inevitable end up chit chatting at pickup and I forget to mention it.
Also, you should record their meals at meal time. Then if a parent wants to know what they had for lunch, or if they ate their snack today, all they have to do is review their infant report sheet.
Plus, a lot of states require a note be sent home to keep the parent/provider communication open and so parents know what’s going on with their kids.
Here’s a FREE template you can download to use for your daily notes home! This sheet works great for infants or toddlers.
For older children, you can do a parent-teacher journal.
Just get one of those cheap little spiral notebooks for each child and keep it by your sign in sheet. You can write important notes and reminders in it, and daycare parents can leave notes for you, too.
Keeping daycare parents up to date on their child’s day, feelings, and education can help them connect with you as a partner. Raising kids is a team effort!
Sending home a daily report its just another way to let parents know that you are involved with their kids and gives them an idea about what goes on while they’re at work.
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